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UMBC Swimming and Diving Men Complete Three-Peat, Women Reclaim Title at Patriot Invitational
Freshman John Mendenhall won the 200 breaststroke Sunday.
FAIRFAX, Va.óThe UMBC menís and womenís swimming and diving teams have completed competition at the 2008 George Mason Patriot Invitational with the men winning their third straight title and women regaining the title a year after being the runner-ups in 2007. The men finished with 1,177.5 points, almost 500 points ahead of second-place UNC-Wilmington (687), while the women out-paced second-place UNCW, 861.5-764.
The men won four gold medals Sunday, including senior Justin Bronson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/Msgr. Paul Dwyer) winning the 100 free in 45.47, freshman John Mendenhall (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) the 200 breast in 2:05.06, senior P.J. Sterba (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) the 200 fly in 1:52.39 and the 400 freestyle relay in 3:03.45, all being season-best times.
On the womenís side, junior Tereza Kaplanova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnazium J.G. Jankovskeho) won gold in the 200 breast in a season-best time of 2:20.10, while junior Lindsay Sherman (Bethany, Conn./Amity) touched first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:02.06.
In the only final of the preliminary session Sunday, sophomore Rebecca Godwin (
The Retrievers will take some time off for the holidays before returning to dual-meet action at